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FRIDAY

Community

Liversedge Cricket Club, Roberttown Lane, Roberttown

Fireworks night, from 6pm. Entry £1.50, hot food available.

WY Fire Service HQ, Bradford Road, Birkenshaw

Fireworks display by MLE Pyrotechnics, winners of the 2011 British Fireworks Championships. Children’s rides, stalls, food and drink from 6pm, display at 8pm. Adults £3, children £2, under fives go free. Proceeds to the Fire Fighters Charity.

PUBS AND CLUBS

Alma Inn, Thornhill

Poker league, from 7.30pm.

The Taproom, Batley

Jade Helliwell, 8.30pm. Free entry.

Batley Irish Democratic League Club (Nash), Batley

1940s-themed fundraiser for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, 7.30pm. Prize for best costume.

Comrades Club, Regent Street, Heckmondwike

Powerage AC/DC tribute band, 8pm, free.

Millbridge WMC

A Band In Ur Head soft rock band

Eastborough WMC, Dewsbury

Female vocalist Tony Ellis

Theatres

Alhambra Theatre

Bradford 01274 432000

To Sir With Love

Carriageworks

Leeds 0113 224 3801

Aladdin

City Varieties

Leeds 0113 243 0808

Elkie Brooks – Live in Concert

Grand Theatre

Leeds 0844 848 2705

National Theatre – People by Alan Bennett

Lawrence Batley Theatre

Huddersfield 01484 430528

The Producers

Square Chapel Centre for the Arts

Halifax 01484 349422

Firing Blanks

St George’s Hall

Bradford 01274 432000

Fascinating Aida: Charm Offensive

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

01422 351158

Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents the Nutcracker

Wakefield Theatre Royal

Wakefield 01924 211 311

Albert Herring

West Yorkshire Playhouse

Leeds 0113 213 7700

Footloose

Beauty and the Beast

Exhibitions

The Gallery at Revive

Birds, Bulbs and Bonces

Batley Art Gallery, Market Place, Batley

On Leaving and Arriving – Ruth Robson

Kirklees Filmmakers

Open Exhibition 2013

The Lounge and Gallery at Matthew’s Coffee House, Market Street, Cleckheaton

Yorkshire Mixtures

Huddersfield Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk

The Imagining of Things by Brass Art with Alistair MacDonald

Body Stories installation

White Cloth Gallery, Aire Street, Leeds

Jessica Barlow: Beauty of Nothing

Tom Stoddart: Perspectives

Creative Arts Hub, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield

Exhibition by Yorkshire Sculptors Group

Dewsbury Museum, Crow Nest Park, Heckmondwike Road

Dewsbury Photographic Group. Free exhibition.

Leeds City Museum

Through the Magic Mirror – the World of Anthony Browne.

Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield

In Focus: Albert Wainwright

Dana Schutz

Matthew Darbyshire and the WA Ismay Collection

SATURDAY

Theatres

Alhambra Theatre Bradford 01274 432000

To Sir With Love

Carriageworks

Leeds 0113 224 3801

Aladdin

Grand Theatre

Leeds 0844 848 2705

National Theatre – People by Alan Bennett

Lawrence Batley Theatre

Huddersfield 01484 430528

The Producers

The Carrivick Sisters

Square Chapel Centre for the Arts

Halifax 01484 349422

Fusion

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

01422 351158

Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents Romeo and Juliet

Wakefield Theatre Royal

Wakefield 01924 211 311

Fascinating Aida

West Yorkshire Playhouse

Leeds 0113 213 7700

Footloose

Beauty and the Beast

City Varieties

Leeds 0113 243 0808

Lisbee Stainton

St George’s Hall

Bradford 01274 432000

The Magic of Motown: I’ll Be There

COMMUNITY

Batley Town Hall, Market Place, Batley

Family history fair – help and advice on all aspects of genealogy, along with stands, exhibitors and lectures on a variety of subjects. 10am-4pm.

Liversedge Parish Centre, Halifax Road

Spen Valley Paxton and Chrysanthemum Society Late Show. 2.30pm-5pm, Mayor of Kirklees officially opens the event at 3pm.

Dewsbury Town Centre

Homemade Festival, foods, craft and gift stalls, cookery demonstrations, craft workshops, tours, family entertainment and live music.

MUSIC

Huddersfield Town Hall, Ramsden Street, Huddersfield

2013 - 2014 Season Opening Concert, 7.30pm.

Cleckheaton Methodist Church

Edward German’s light opera Merrie England, 7.30pm. Performed by an augmented choir with guest soloists. Entry £6 including refreshments.

PUBS AND CLUBS

Old Bank WMC

Sugarrush (fun female vocal/harmony trio )

The Taproom, Batley

Peculiar Blue, 8.30pm. Free entry.

Comrades Club, Regent Street, Heckmondwike

Female singer Lynne George, 8.30pm.

Millbridge WMC

Seventh Heaven female duo

Central Club, Batley

Male vocalist Danny Arren, 7pm.

Eastborough WMC, Dewsbury

De Ja Vu, male vocal instrumental duo.

East Bierley Cricket Club

Awards presentation evening, 8pm, live entertainment with Sam Wilson.

WALKS

In the Footsteps of the Brontes with Dewsbury and District Ramblers

Meet at Link Road, Dewsbury, 9.30am, or Red House Museum, Oxford Road, Gomersal, 9.50am. This is a B walk.

Exhibitions

The Gallery at Revive

Birds, Bulbs and Bonces

Batley Art Gallery, Market Place, Batley

On Leaving and Arriving – Ruth Robson

Kirklees Filmmakers

Open Exhibition 2013

The Lounge and Gallery at Matthew’s Coffee House, Market Street, Cleckheaton

Yorkshire Mixtures

Huddersfield Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk

The Imagining of Things by Brass Art with Alistair MacDonald

Body Stories installation

White Cloth Gallery, Aire Street, Leeds

Jessica Barlow: Beauty of Nothing

Tom Stoddart: Perspectives

Creative Arts Hub, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield

Exhibition by Yorkshire Sculptors Group

Dewsbury Museum, Crow Nest Park, Heckmondwike Road

Dewsbury Photographic Group. Free exhibition.

Leeds City Museum

Through the Magic Mirror – The World of Anthony Browne.

Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield

In Focus: Albert Wainwright

Dana Schutz

Matthew Darbyshire and the WA Ismay Collection

SUNDAY

Theatres

Square Chapel Centre for the Arts

Halifax 01484 349422

Yummm!

DRAMA AND STAGE

Huddersfield Town Hall, Ramsden Street, Huddersfield

A Night of Remembrance, 7.30pm. Concert by Kirklees Mass Choir in aid of the Poppy appeal. Tickets £20 from Kirklees box office on 01484 223200.

Community

Liversedge Parish Centre, Halifax Road

Spen Valley Paxton and Chrysanthemum Society Late Show. noon-3.30pm.

PUBS AND CLUBS

Batley Working Mens’ Club

Bingo 2pm-5pm and 1950s and 1960s night, 8pm.

Comrades Club, Regent Street, Heckmondwike

Comedian and vocalist John Gillan, 12.30pm.

Central Club, Batley

Afternoon jazz with Reg Hargreaves trio and guest singer, 1pm-3.30pm, free.

WALKS

Bolsover and Hardwick with Dewsbury and District Ramblers.

Meet at Wellington Road car park, Dewsbury, 9am. This is a B walk led by Phil Allen.

Denby Dale to Cannon Hall and Deffer Wood

With North Kirklees Ramblers.

Meet at 10.30am at Denby dale library car park, HD8 8RX, for a 10 mile moderate walk led by Dave Sharp. Ring 07981 720099.

Denby Dale

With Batley Rambling Club. Meet at Batley Sports Centre at 9am for a 5.5 mile easy walk. Leader: Brian Doyle.

Exhibitions

Dewsbury Museum, Crow Nest Park, Heckmondwike Road

Dewsbury Photographic Group. Free exhibition.

Leeds City Museum

Through the Magic Mirror – the World of Anthony Browne.

Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield

In Focus: Albert Wainwright

Dana Schutz

Matthew Darbyshire and the WA Ismay Collection.